Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
sbrady

loop through a folder

2 posts in this topic

I need to loop through a folder, if a sub folders NAME contains "EXPORTS", then I need to copy that folder to a destination. Here is my starting point. Any help would be appreciated.

#include 

; Get base folder and selections
$folder_to_loop_through = "C:\Documents and Settings\sebrad\Desktop\shawn\Promo AM"


; repeat with the selected items
For $File_Name = 1 To $folder_to_loop_through
$result = StringInStr($File_Name, "EXPORTS",0,1)
If $result > 0 Then
MsgBox(8192,"Folder",$File_Name)
;FileCopy ( $File_Name, ($the_folder_path & $new_file_name), 1 ) ; 1 = with overwright
EndIf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



sbrady,

Firstly,

$folder_to_loop_through = "C:Documents and SettingssebradDesktopshawnPromo AM"

sets $folder_to_loop_through as a literal string.

While

For $File_Name = 1 To $folder_to_loop_through

uses that string as a parameter in a loop where we would normally expect to find a numeric value.

Does that sound reasonable to you? It certainly does not to me. If you want to list the subfolders then you need to look at _FileListToArray (yes it can list folders too) and then loop through the resultant array. ;)

Secondly, you say you want to copy a folder - so why do I see "FileCopy" in that commented-out line? Surely "DirCopy" would be a better choice?

Go and have a rethink and see if you can come up with some more logical code - then we can help you get it to work as you require. :)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0